2004 Volume 1, Edition 3 - Music Day
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> Global Network of Concerts Underway
– Harmony for Humanity
> You Can Still Join This Year's Global
> Newly Available: Public Service Announcement
(PSA) Featuring Herbie Hancock, Elton
John, Hamza el Din and Ida Haendel
> The Distinguished Daniel Pearl Music
Day Honorary Committee
> Many Thanks to the Hundreds of Volunteers
Around the World!
> Your Support Needed
Daniel Pearl Music Day is Largest Global
Network of Concerts Dedicated to a Single
Cause - Harmony for Humanity!
The Third Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day
officially starts on Friday, October 8th
and we have already surpassed last year's
participation! Harmony for Humanity dedications
will ring the world in over 230 musical
events in 28-plus countries and more than
30 U.S. states. Registrations are arriving
every hour. (See our complete Concert
Listings.) To be part of this global event,
add a concert to the list or find and
attend a Music Day concert close to you.
The range of musicians and events is phenomenal...from
symphony orchestras in Boston, Chicago,
Amman (Jordan), Haifa (Israel), Ljubljana
(Slovenia), Guanajuato (Mexico) and Johannesburg
(South Africa), to schools, youth orchestras
and music students across the U.S. and
in Australia, Israel, and Spain. From
sacred songs to pop, hip hop to country,
flamenco to jazz, world beat to blues,
rock to traditional and everything in
between. Elton John will perform "Daniel"
in Las Vegas. R.E.M. will dedicate their
Los Angeles show. Sir James Galway will
dedicate performances in Memphis and Cleveland.
On the same evening, African melodies
in Burkina Faso and Shabbat services in
Los Angeles will blend in Harmony for
"Danny was a talented musician and principled
journalist who respected all cultures"
said his father Judea Pearl. "Music
Day is his legacy to raise awareness of
our common humanity."
You Can Still
Join This Year's Global Celebration
Any musician or DJ with a show scheduled
before October 17th can register a performance
and add a dedication from the stage. The
registration form , sample dedications,
and participation guidelines are on our
website. www.danielpearl.org/musicday04 E-mail [email protected]
or call 1-877-9-MUSIC-9 or 707-861-6010
for more information.
If there are no concerts or radio shows
near you, we invite you to send us your
own Daniel Pearl Music Day dedication
via e-mail to [email protected].
Watch our Music Day website - www.danielpearl.org/musicday04
- for information on how to view webcast
Music Day concerts via the internet.
Have You Seen the Daniel Pearl Music Day PSAs?
Jazz icon Herbie Hancock, rock legend
Elton John, classical violinist Ida Haendel
and the father of modern Nubian music
Hamza el Din jointly issue an invitation
to musicians world wide to join them in
"using the universal language of
music to diminish hatred, respect differences
and reach out in friendship" on the
Music Day PSAs produced by Brett Dowler
and distributed to TV and radio stations
by the National Association of Broadcasters.
The PSAs are being aired on many local
TV and radio stations and nationwide in
the US on CNN and FOX News Channel.
Daniel Pearl Music Day Honorary Committee
Distinguished musicians from many musical
genres joined the Daniel Pearl Music Day
Honorary Committee. Many of them will
be dedicating performances this year in
cities across the world. Our deep appreciation
to Salman Ahmad, Theodore Bikel, Yefim
Bronfman, Hamza el Din, Ida Haendel, Herbie
Hancock, Elton John, Tania Libertad, Yo-Yo
Ma, Zubin Mehta, Mark O'Connor, George
Pehlivanian, Itzhak Perlman, A.J. Racy,
Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Ravi Shankar,
Barbra Streisand and John Williams for
their support of Harmony for Humanity.
Many Thanks to the Hundreds of Volunteers and Supporters!
The Daniel Pearl Foundation is grateful
to our many volunteers and supporters
whose contributions enable us to ring
the world with Harmony for Humanity. We
have received tremendous support from
individual volunteers who organize concerts,
raise awareness and provide professional
skills such as graphic design, filming
and publicity. Associations such as ASCAP
and companies like the Guitar Center have
helped to spread the word. We would like
to recognize the Skirball Foundation for
their support for youth involvement in
our activities and Virtual Boardwalk/Lenos
and Microsoft for the web-based solutions
which enabled us to keep in touch with
people around the world. Daniel Pearl
Music Day would not reach as far and wide
without the coordination support from
AMC Network, the Blackbird Group and Allison
& Partners. Thank you.
Your Support Needed
There are no financial obligations to participate in Daniel Pearl Music Day and this is not a fundraising event for the Daniel Pearl Foundation. In addition to enjoying the music and reaching out in friendship, we hope that you will consider giving the most generous gift you can to aid the Daniel Pearl Foundation in our mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications. To see our list of major donors and support us with donations, visit our Make a Donation page online.
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